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Human Capital Leaders in Education Certification Program

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Are you prepared to recruit, grow, and retain top talent?

Great teachers and leaders play a critical role in preparing students for success in the future. Every student should have equitable access to educators who can help them develop 21st century skills to respond to challenges in college, careers, and life.

In collaboration with Battelle for Kids, the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) developed the certification program for human capital leaders in Pre-K–12 education. 

The Professional Human Capital Leader in Education (pHCLE) certification program is rooted in new professional standards that outline the competencies that human capital leaders should master to:

  • Develop comprehensive human capital management systems (HCMS)
  • Manage key human capital decisions, in areas such as workforce planning, recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, promotion, and professional development
  • Balance strategic and transactional HR practices
  • Build a cohesive HCMS through branding and communication
  • Maximize the use of data for continuous improvement
  • Implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and other state and federal policies impacting human capital in education

The Human Capital Leaders in Education Standards

The HCLE standards, designed specifically for Pre-K–12 education, were informed by feedback from hundreds of educators from across the country, including AASPA and its state affiliates. These standards focus on four main categories: Performance Excellence, Strategic Staffing, Talent Management & Development, and Culture & Total Rewards. Download a copy of the standards.

Certification Options            

Professional Human Capital Leader in Education (pHCLE): Assessment-based Certification

  • Target Audience: Current or aspiring public, private, and charter school district and building leaders, HR department staff, career changers, state department of education staff, higher education leaders, non-profit leaders, or education consultants
  • Participation Requirements: None

 

Through this learning, participants acquire a broad understanding of the key components of human capital management system (HCMS), apply their learning to examine their own HCMS, and connect with other educators to expand their professional network. This professional learning also prepares participants to take the pHCLE certification exam.

Learn.
pHCLE professional learning, which is aligned to the HCLE standards, is available in two learning options:

  1. Blended Cohorts: pHCLE Blended Cohorts include 21 hours, or three days, of simultaneous learning as a cohort via in-person learning and 43 hours of independent online learning, for a total seat time of 64 hours.

The cost for the Blended Cohort is $1,295 for AASPA members and $1,495 for non-AASPA members.

  1. Virtual Cohorts: In pHCLE Virtual Cohorts, learning is completed independently online and virtual class time is used to process and extend the learning. The total seat time for both the virtual class meetings and independent online learning is 64 hours.

The cost for the Virtual Cohort is $865 for AASPA members and $895 for non-AASPA members.

Certify.
The pHCLE certification exam is a proctored, online exam comprised of multiple-choice questions directly aligned to the Human Capital Leaders in Education Professional Standards. The cost for AASPA members is $275 and $295 for non-AASPA members.

Grow and Recertify.
To gain recertification, every three years, individuals will share how they have grown and contributed to the field. The advisory committee is currently developing parameters for recertification.

Upcoming pHCLE Learning Opportunities

WINTER 2018 VIRTUAL COHORT: January 24–March 21, 2018
The pHCLE Winter 2018 Virtual Cohort will meet virtually for two hours every Wednesday for eight consecutive weeks, with a break the week of February 21.* Virtual class time will be used to process and extend the learning that is completed independently online. The total seat time for both the virtual class meetings and independent online learning is 64 hours. Registration includes 12-month access to online course.

*Participants must be available for the two-hour synchronous learning times: Wednesdays, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET.

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BLENDED COHORTS
pHCLE Blended Cohorts include 21 hours of simultaneous learning as a cohort via in-person learning and 43 hours of independent online learning, for a total seat time of 64 hours. If you are interested in an organizing a cohort near you, contact Kelly Coash-Johnson at [email protected]

February 27– March 1, 2018 / 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Each Day) / Phoenix, AZ

Online Registration

June 26 – June 28, 2018 / 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Each Day) / Portland, OR

Online Registration

Upcoming pHCLE Certification Exam Opportunities

CERTIFICATION EXAM
The pHCLE certification exam is a proctored, online exam that can be completed from any device with an Internet connection and a web camera, such as a personal laptop, desktop computer, or iPad. The 2.5-hour exam is comprised of multiple-choice questions directly aligned to the Human Capital Leaders in Education Professional Standards. You are able to schedule the date and time of your exam during the testing window that you select. Four pHCLE testing windows are offered each year.

Upcoming Testing Windows:

  • November 10–December 10, 2017 / Registration Deadline: November 30, 2017
  • March 1–April 1, 2018 / Registration Deadline: March 15, 2018

Online Registration

 

Check back for updates on upcoming opportunities in your area.

For more information, please contact [email protected].